Curtis Lumber Wins Gold at 2017 Ozzie Awards

Partners In Leadership awards family-owned lumber company prestigious 2017 Ozzie Award for exemplary commitment to culture

Curtis Lumber wins Gold Ozzie Award

Partners In Leadership, the Accountability Training and Culture Change Company, awarded the 2017 Gold Ozzie in the family-owned company category to Curtis Lumber, a provider of high-quality lumber and top-notch customer service. The Ozzie Awards celebrate organizations that demonstrate excellence in accountability, leadership and culture through implementation of Partners In Leadership programs.

“The Curtis Lumber team is a tremendous group of individuals and future leaders,” said Ron Paul, Senior Consultant for Partners In Leadership. “This is a wonderful affirmation of the good work that they’re doing and the innovation to drive a culture of accountability at Curtis Lumber.”

By implementing this interactive tool, employees are beginning to associate the boards with empowerment — knowing that their efforts matter, that they are valued, and most importantly, have the ability to impact our key results.

Curtis Lumber Spokesperson

Curtis Lumber has successfully trained over 550 employees in the Accountability Builder™ program (formerly known as Self Track®). When this training unearthed a lack of connection between individual teams and overall organizational goals, leadership implemented a simple and elegant solution. They placed dry-erase boards in every department, with the company's top three goals and progress made, along with space for employees to identify accountability gaps. Employees are encouraged to express not only the actions that cause those gaps, but the underlying beliefs that lead to those actions.

These "Solve It® Boards” have become a key communication tool for fostering inter-departmental collaboration, and are now the core of a larger initiative, which includes procedures to follow up on employee feedback and internally crafted workshops to reinforce the positive cultural changes they are seeing.

"Truthfully, our story is just beginning," said a spokesperson for Curtis Lumber. "By implementing this interactive tool, employees are beginning to associate the boards with empowerment — knowing that their efforts matter, that they are valued, and most importantly, have the ability to impact our key results."

Partners In Leadership is pleased to award Curtis Lumber the 2017 Gold Ozzie Award for their commitment to cultural transformation.

About Curtis Lumber

As a family-run business serving local communities, Curtis Lumber's locally managed stores pride themselves on providing high-quality products and services, priced right. Whether you're a contractor or homeowner, Curtis Lumber has experience in serving you. For more information, visit www.curtislumber.com.

About Partners In Leadership

Partners In Leadership is a leading global consulting firm, the pioneer of Accountability Training, and innovator of cultural transformation. With their network of experts around the world and #1 award-winning content, the firm helps clients achieve their mission by dramatically boosting employee engagement, inspiring innovation, improving cross-collaboration, developing accountable leaders, blending strategy with culture, and more. The firm has enabled thousands of companies and millions of people to achieve breakthrough results, reporting billions of dollars in improved shareholder wealth, saving hundreds of thousands of jobs, and shaping some of the best places to work in the world.

For further information on Partners In Leadership, visit www.partnersinleadership.com or call 800-504-6070. For press inquiries, contact Anique Mautner at anique.mautner@partnersinleadership.com or (951) 376-3169.

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